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The owl will eat your soul!
I guess I get some of their general critiques and I can read the forums on Etsy and pick up most of that stuff. But for the most part I feel that anything they tell me, especially about zines is going to be irrelevant to me because they are probably not my customers.
The context of the work is up to the artist in regard to how they publish, and distribute. The context is part of the work.
In a crit it helps to have some backround on context, it's meaning, other artist who have used something similar before. I guess what I'm saying is , once you understand it, then evaluate it by comparing it to criteria of the genre. If you don't think your qualified to do a crit, do a review. Describe, Interpret, Analyze, discuss.